Are you leaving for Samoa soon? Then prepare well. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Samoa requires, depends on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
Samoa is a republic in Polynesia. The country includes the western portion of the Samoa Islands; the eastern part is the US territory American Samoa. The country is surrounded by Tokelau in the north, Tonga in the south and Wallis and Futuna in the west. You can catch diseases in Samoa against which you are normally not resistant. Proper vaccinations and precautions can protect you against these diseases.
Vaccinations Samoa: common risks
In Samoa you can come across diseases to which you are normally not resistant. Check out the main health risks in this country, so you immediately know which specific vaccinations Samoa requires. Also read our tips for traveling. This way you can optimally protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.